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  • Mouthful of Birds

  • Stories
  • Written by: Samanta Schweblin
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

A powerful, eerily unsettling story collection from a major international literary star. Unearthly and unexpected, the stories in Mouthful of Birds burrow their way into your psyche and don't let go. Samanta Schweblin haunts and mesmerizes in this extraordinary, masterful collection. Schweblin's stories have the feel of a sleepless night, where every shadow and bump in the dark take on huge implications, leaving your pulse racing, and the line between the real and the strange blur.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic collection

  • By Tracey Lough on 2019-07-06

Fantastic collection

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-07-06

Incredible collection of really unique stories which make you pause and think. Very atmospheric with a focus on emotions.

  • Fever Dream

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Samanta Schweblin, Megan McDowell - translator
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

A young woman named Amanda lies dying in a rural hospital clinic. A boy named David sits beside her. She's not his mother. He's not her child. Together they tell a haunting story of broken souls, toxins, and the power and desperation of family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A unique listening experience

  • By Tracey Lough on 2019-07-05

A unique listening experience

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-07-05

This book has no chapters, and is written in a stream of consciousness style. The author really replicated the feeling of being in a dream. Fantastic book!

  • Bird Box

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Josh Malerman
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 97

Something terrifying that must not be seen. One glimpse and a person is driven to deadly violence. No one knows what it is or where it came from.Five years after it began, a handful of scattered survivors remain, including Malorie and her two young children. Living in an abandoned house near the river, Malorie has long dreamed of fleeing to a place where her family might be safe. But the journey ahead will be terrifying: 20 miles downriver in a rowboat blindfolded with nothing to rely on but Malorie's wits and the children's trained ears. One wrong choice and they will die. And something is following them....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • glad I did audio

  • By caitlin on 2018-03-05

New Favorite Horror Novel

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-05-18

I had actually listened to this book through my library's app, and it was so good that I needed to own it. It is such a simple idea, but is done SO WELL. The writing is super atmospheric and creepy, and I felt like I was the MC walking around with a blindfold on. I recommend it to all.

  • The Wide Window

  • A Series of Unfortunate Events #3
  • Written by: Lemony Snicket
  • Narrated by: Lemony Snicket
  • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

I am sorry to say that the lives of the Baudelaire orphans, Violet, Klaus, and Sunny, are filled with bad luck and misery. All of the stories about these three children are unhappy and wretched, and this one may be the worst of them all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Favorite of the Series

  • By Tracey Lough on 2019-04-15

My Favorite of the Series

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-04-15

My favourite book of the series. Aunt Josephine is hilarious and the location is my favourite.

  • Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography

  • Written by: Neil Patrick Harris
  • Narrated by: Neil Patrick Harris
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

This hilarious book has been adapted especially for the audiobook edition so you’ll hear all of the same fun and humor from the printed version but you don’t have to make any decisions or jump around - just kick back, relax and listen. Plus, it features exclusive bonus audio of young Neil delivering an adorable speech! That’s audio you won’t hear in any version of this book other than the audiobook!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reading it more than once!

  • By Tracey Lough on 2019-03-20

Reading it more than once!

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-03-20

So I actually listened to this Audiobook through my library app first, and loved it sooo much that I wanted to actually pay money for it (or in this case use a credit) to own it and be able to read it again. It's seriously my favorite autobiography of all time (I've read about 50 of them).

  • Emma

  • Written by: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Nadia May
  • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 89

First published in 1816 and generally considered Jane Austen's finest work, Emma is a humorous portrayal of a heroine whose injudicious interferences in the life of a young parlour-boarder in a neighboring village often lead to substantial mortification. Austen brings to life a myriad of engaging characters as she presents a mixture of social classes as she did in Pride and Prejudice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A favourite

  • By Heather VanMeppelen on 2019-01-30

Can't stand the narrator

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-05-17

Can't stand the narrator. Stopped listening after about 20 minutes. If it was not free I would have returned it.

  • I'll Be Gone in the Dark

  • One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer
  • Written by: Michelle McNamara
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman, Gillian Flynn - introduction, Patton Oswalt - afterword
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 677
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 603
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 605

A masterful true crime account of the Golden State Killer - the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California for over a decade - from Michelle McNamara, the gifted journalist who died tragically while investigating the case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stunningly Written and Incredibly Illuminating

  • By Amazon Customer on 2018-05-04

Equally talks about the killer and the author

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-05-09

Excellent. A lot of chapters start with Editor's Notes explaining it was pieced together from the authors notes before she died. Then switches to third person near the end. It's a great read/listen.

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  • The Mist

  • Written by: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

In the wake of a destructive Maine summer thunderstorm, an impenetrable mist descends from the direction of a local military facility and infiltrates the small town of Bridgton. David Drayton and his son, Billy, are dragged into a living nightmare as unnatural and violent forces concealed by the mist begin to emerge, wreaking havoc in their wake.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty slim storyline.

  • By Kindle Customer on 2018-12-18

Different from the Movie

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-05-08

I had watched the movie when it came out in 2007, and I really really hated the ending. Like really hated it. It made me angry every time I though about it. I used it as an example of dumb movie endings for years.

The book ends very differently, and while I still find it a bit unsatisfying, it's better than the movie.

  • The Egg and Other Stories

  • Written by: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray, Jonathan Davis, Christy Romano
  • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

Collected for the first time anywhere, the nine tales in The Egg and Other Stories highlight Andy Weir's trademark wit and unexpected twists. For the few who have yet to experience The Martian, it's a perfect appetizer. For passionate Weir fans, it's a delicious dessert.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good selection of short stories

  • By Susan on 2018-12-26

Loved every story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-05-04

I loved every story. None of them were groundbreaking, but it was very entertaining and I enjoyed every minute.

  • The Handmaid's Tale

  • Special Edition
  • Written by: Margaret Atwood, Valerie Martin - essay
  • Narrated by: Claire Danes, Ray Porter, Margaret Atwood, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 814
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 739
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 742

After a violent coup in the United States overthrows the Constitution and ushers in a new government regime, the Republic of Gilead imposes subservient roles on all women. Offred, now a Handmaid tasked with the singular role of procreation in the childless household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife, can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost everything, even her own name.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Claire Danes!

  • By Amy Fournier on 2018-08-08

2x Speed

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-04-24

The narrator reads very slowly, which I find is common for actors who are new to narrating. Listened to the whole book on 2x speed and it didn't feel rushed at all.

7 of 9 people found this review helpful